When it comes to fashion, culture, and adventure, nobody knows the tricks of the trade better than Suzy! Travel+Leisure hosted a Twitter Chat to discuss how to shop like a local while traveling, and Suzy served as a panelist along with Chris Benz, Cynthia Vincent, AG Jeans, Tumi, and several others. Check out Suzy’s advice, as well as some highlights from the chat below:
Venice, Italy — custom-designed fabric hand woven by Bevilacqua on 18th century looms. A signature fabric to swathe myself and my furnishings!
Paris flea markets, Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and closer to home: Chinatown, Japantown, street fairs, & student exhibition sales!
— Of Wit & Will (@ofwitandwill) September 18, 2013
Buying in bulk! When traveling with friends, pool your purchases & ask for a discount.
A petite Viennese chandelier won at Dorotheum Auction House in Vienna — sconces included! Afterwards I enjoyed a sachertorte!
Yes, flying away from a scarce or one of a kind object! Once you pass customs, there’s no going back— a carry-on full of regret!
— Marchez Vous (@MarchezVous) September 18, 2013
The 8th arrondissement of Paris! It’s the style capital of the world for a reason — and now they have TOM FORD!
— TUMI (@Tumitravel) September 18, 2013
Yes, my Hermes Collier de Chein pyramid cuff, purchased in the CDG airport. Urban legends are made in airport duty-free boutiques!
Also a Native American beaded/fringed cross-body bag to carry my iPad mini. There’s nothing more chic when worn on a city street.
Lily et Cie— an archive as deep as one’s imagination of priceless (& not) Vintage Couture. A must for ladies & designers alike!
Serious business! Plan it; are you looking to fill a hole in your collection or wander? Be flexible, magic is around every corner!
RESEARCH! A trusted friend, in the air conversation, online/hard copy style mags, a hotel concierge, Louis Vuitton City Guide…
Research, ingenuity, adventure!